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ID
b104
Title
"The Landlady."
Genre
Story
Page Count
19
Word Count
4750
Publication Year
1937
Topics
Love Triangle, Fathers, Daughters

A story of a dissatisfied housewife and her lodgers, a young father with his daughter. She mistreats the girl and has an affair with the man; she feels "elated, clarified, a new woman," but the daughter's face is hard "with the crystallization of many emotions: fear, hatred, unbelief and some proud dumb notion of revenge." In Something Short and Sweet (1937), Country Tales (1938), Country Tales (1940), Twenty Tales (1951).